January 20, 2011

What is the role of the UK Public Affairs Council (UKPAC)? [CIPRtv]


CIPR TV reviews the role of the UK Public Affairs Council (UKPAC) as the deadline for lobbyists to sign up to the UKPAC register approaches. UKPAC chairman Elizabeth France CBE and UKPAC and CIPR board member Keith Johnston joined CIPR TV studio to discuss the role of UKPAC and lobbying in the UK.

UKPAC was established in July 2010 with the aim of promoting effective self-regulation of the public affairs sector through the quarterly publication of a voluntary register of lobbyists and the promotion of enforceable codes of practice. Registration closes on 31 January 2011.

Elizabeth is Chair of the Office for Legal Complaints, a member of the British Transport Police Authority and Vice President of Aberystwyth University. Her career has been mainly in the public sector, in the Home Office, as Information Commissioner and more recently as Chief Ombudsman and Chief Executive of the Ombudsman Service, which provides the Telecommunications Ombudsman Service (Otelo), the Energy Ombudsman Service and the Surveyors Ombudsman Service.

Keith is the Director of Policy and Communications at the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He lobbies international institutions and national governments on legal, tax and regulatory matters affecting professional private client advisors.

 (Via CIPRtv)

1 comment:

ombudsmans61percent said...

Why does the Surveyors Ombudsman Service so spectacularly fail complainants? How can an organisation that is funded by RICS Members and finds in favour of its Members 61% of the time ever be considered "fair" and "independent?" There is an urgent need for cases to be independently re-examined and for an inquiry into how this company operates.